Lisa Gardner (PGDip, MBACP) - Uniquely Minded Counselling

Lisa Gardner (PGDip, MBACP) - Uniquely Minded Counselling

Uniquely Minded Counselling
The Caledonian Suite
70 West Regent Street
Glasgow
G2 2QZ

07380 531744

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Uniquely Minded Counselling
The Caledonian Suite
70 West Regent Street
Glasgow
G2 2QZ

07380 531744

About me

Hello and thank you for visiting my profile.

Making a decision to choose a therapist to work with can be confusing and overwhelming, so with my profile I aim to give you an idea of who I am and how I work so you can decide whether I would be a good fit for you.

My name is Lisa and my counselling practice is called Uniquely Minded Counselling, which is based in the heart of Glasgow city centre. I work with individuals and couples (18 years +) mostly in person but also offer online video counselling if you are unable to attend in person for any reason.

I welcome working with people from all walks of life and offer a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental and confidential space for you to explore whatever issues are troubling you.

I am LGBTQI+ identifying and autism aware and bring my own lived experience of anxiety and depression to how I work with clients.

The following are just some of the issues I can help with:

  • identity struggles/crisis
  • loss
  • grief
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • stress
  • relationship troubles
  • communication problems
  • anger

Next steps...

You can contact me by text, phone or email to arrange a convenient time for the first consultation chat. This chat will let me get an idea of what is bringing you into counselling and how you'd like to work together i.e., in-person, on-line or by email and when you would like to start. Thereafter payment for each session is payable by cash on the day or by bank transfer 24 hours in advance.

Cancellations: I understand there may be times when you have to cancel and or rearrange a session. I will try to be as flexible as possible but require a minimum of 24 hours notice otherwise the full session fee will be payable.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and qualifications in Psychology and Social Sciences. Additional training includes ASSIST (Suicide Prevention) and Mental Health First Aid.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and Person-Centred Therapy Scotland; I adhere to their ethical framework and professional practice standards. I undergo regular supervision and am commited to continuous personal development.

I am a qualified person-centred therapist with over 10 years’ experience in the helping professions having worked extensively within the charitable/not-for-profit-sector, particularly working with people affected by a loved one’s substance misuse/addiction and people living with long-term and chronic conditions and unpaid carers.  Alongside my practice I work for a national digital health and wellbeing programme.

Out with my work I am also a carer for my partner who is autistic which I believe enriches my practice and greatly evolves the ways in which I connect with and relate to people.

I have a great interest in people with intersectional identities, and in the issue of internalised stigma.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

LGBTQI+

Gender identity

Stigma

Non-monogamous relationship dynamics

Fees

I offer a free 15 minute consultation, if required, to get a sense of your needs and for you to ask any questions.

Fees:

Individuals: £40 per 60 minute session

Couples £65 per 60 minute session

Some subsidised sessions available for students and the unwaged.

Maps & Directions

Glasgow, G2 2QZ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Tuesday: 6 - 9PM, Wednesday: 12 - 8PM Thursday: 6 - 9PM Saturday: 12 - 4PM

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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